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PA official in Abbas' name: "We are a people who love death more than life"
Headline: “Tayeb Abd Al-Rahim: “The occupiers are doomed to disappear, and the future is ours” “Secretary-General of the Presidential Office Tayeb Abd Al-Rahim said: ‘The occupiers are always doomed to disappear, and the aggressors are doomed to the dustbins of history. The attempt to scare us and...”
May 23, 2016
Song on official PA TV implicitly promotes child Martyrdom, focuses on boy holding rifle while playing lyrics: “[We] do not fear death”
Official PA TV, video of song (not part of any program) in honor of the Fatah movement: “Fatah the Revolution” The video shows a boy carrying a rifle and the camera focuses on him. At the same time, the following lyrics can be heard: “Eilabun calls to us loudly, we the people of Fatah have come,...”
Dec 29, 2015
Girl on Gaza university educational TV: Israelis are afraid but Palestinians aren’t because “they [Israelis] love life”
Al-Kitab TV host: “Dear viewers, we must talk about the high number of Martyrs (Shahids) in Palestine compared to the number of dead Israelis. This is an indication of the violence and tyranny of the Israeli occupation. It’s true that the occupation kills many of us and they become Martyrs, but the...”
Oct 16, 2015
Gazan preacher: “We will be victorious… because there are people among us who strap explosive belts on their bodies, and look forward to their journey to Paradise”
Sheikh Muhammad Abu Sa’ada, sermon at the Abdallah Azzam Mosque in Gaza. Posted on the mosque’s Facebook page. Sheikh Muhammad Abu Sa’ada: “The Al-Aqsa Mosque awaits its Mujahideen (i.e., Jihad fighters), and its Martyrdom-seekers. The Al-Aqsa Mosque is waiting, and it knows that even if the...”
Oct 5, 2015
Hamas TV: Every Muslim mother "must nurse her children on hatred of the sons of Zion"
Leader of the Muslim Brotherhood in Kuwait, Tareq Al-Suwaidan: "Without a doubt, the blood being spilled [in Gaza] is dear. But the equation is Those killed from our side are in Paradise, and those killed from their side in Hell. (Hadith) We are not afraid of Martyrdom. Not long ago, you cried out..."
Aug 1, 2014
Hamas: We love death like Israelis love life
Hamas leader Muhammad Deif: "Today you [Israelis] are fighting divine soldiers, who love death for Allah like you love life, and who compete among themselves for Martyrdom like you flee from death." Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh: "We love death like our enemies love life! We love Martyrdom, the way..."
Jul 30, 2014
Play depicts Palestinian girl proclaiming, "I will die a Martyr on my land"
Official PA TV program A Creator and Time hosted director Muhammad Al-Qadi and showed a scene from a play directed by him, entitled “This far and no further” showing a confrontation between a Palestinian girl and Jewish settlers. Settler: “If you talk [too] much and don’t leave this land, I will...”
Feb 28, 2014
Fatah official: We value life, but we also value dying for our homeland
Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning broadcast a report on the national mass wedding in Gaza. The PA organizes mass weddings once a year to help young people who don't have the means to hold a wedding celebration on their own. The program hosted Fatah Central Committee member Amal Hamad...
Feb 5, 2014
Fatah official: Soak the land with blood to “liberate” Jerusalem
Fatah Central Committee member Tawfiq Tirawi: “I say, from a position of responsibility, not a centimeter of Jerusalem will be liberated unless every grain of Palestinian soil is soaked in the blood of its brave people. For Jerusalem doesn’t need negotiations, because negotiations will not bring...”
Dec 19, 2013
Hamas spokesman: We are not afraid of Israel because we love death
Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri: "You [Israel] think that we will be afraid of your killing policy and of these threats. We say to you: This policy is futile when dealing with leaders like Hamas leaders. Hamas leaders seek Martyrdom. You scare us with what we love (death). The commander, the great..."
Nov 18, 2012
Hamas TV to Israelis: We "love death more than you love life"
On Nov. 14, 2012, Israel launched an aerial offensive in the Gaza Strip called Operation Pillar of Defense, with the aim of crippling the terrorist infrastructure in Gaza and protecting Israeli civilians from Hamas rocket fire. Hamas released this video as part of their campaign to scare Israeli...
Nov 18, 2012
Schoolbook: "Your enemies seek life while you seek death"
PA schoolbook: “O heroes, Allah has promised you victory... Don't talk yourselves into flight… Your enemies seek life while you seek death. They seek spoils to fill their empty stomachs while you seek a Paradise as wide as are the heavens and the earth... Death is not bitter in the mouth of the...”
Jan 1, 2010
Schoolbook: Rush to a Martyr's death
PA schoolbook: The Shahid (The Martyr) “I shall carry my soul in my palm and toss it into the abyss of destruction... And then either a life that will gladden friends, or a death that will enrage the enemies.. By your life! I see my death, but I hasten my steps towards it... By your life! This is...”
Jan 1, 2010
Hamas using Palestinians as human shields: "We desire Death as you desire Life"
Hamas member of Palestinian Parliament (Legislative Council), Fathi Hammad: "For the Palestinian people death became an industry at which women excel and so do all people on this land: the elderly excel, the Jihad fighters excel, and the children excel. Accordingly [Palestinians] created a human..."
Feb 29, 2008
PA cleric: We do not desire life, we pray even for Arafat's death
Ibrahim Mudayris, Official, PA Ministry of Religious Trusts and Religious Affairs: “We are not like you, because we do not desire life. If you threaten to kill President Arafat, we will pray to Allah: ‘Grant the president Shahada (Martyrdom) for you."’ Yes, we do not pray - like other preachers...”"
Apr 30, 2004
PA cleric: Jews are greedy for life
"Allah, who created them [Jews], and knows their nature well, knows that they love life. (Quran:) "You will find them the greediest of all people for life." It doesn’t matter what kind of life. It doesn’t matter if that life is in disgrace, or submissiveness and shame. But they will be greedy for..."
Mar 12, 2004
Palestinians see Israeli "love of life" as weakness
Palestinians, who present death as the highest value, see Israel’s love of life as a weakness to be exploited in battle. “The way must be found to be rid of this Zionist enemy. The practical solution came from the weakest of Arabs states, Lebanon, which rose up to turn into the strongest of Arab...”
Nov 12, 2000